Miranda Lambert Breaks Down During Concert Days Before Divorce Announcement
The split of country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton sent a curveball to all their fans when the two announced the two were ending their 4-year marriage Monday. Days before the announcement, Lambert may have sent an early warning sign during her performance at her Cheyenne Frontier Days concert in Wyoming.
During Lambert’s, 31, song “The House That Built Me” she had to stop mid-performance to fight back tears.
“The last thing someone wants to do is cry in front of 19,000 people,” the singer said, asking the crowd to help her sing the rest of the song.
“The House That Built Me” was originally written for Shelton, 39, to record. He played the song for Lambert while driving down the road. After hearing the lyrics she burst into tears, feeling an indisputable connection to the song. “I took one look at her and just said, ‘if you have this strong of a reaction to a song, you need to record it!’” Shelton said in an interview from 2011. Just like that she had a hit song that is loved by thousands.
The song has earned the country singer a Grammy and has proven to be one of her biggest hits.
Fans within the audience at the Wyoming concert were taken back by Lambert’s tearful moment, reminded everyone that she isn’t just a superstar she is a normal person.
“It really was upsetting. The song is so powerful to begin with,” a member of the audience told People. “The crowd just thought the song was super touching.”
Tears weren’t the only given something was upsetting the singer. Lambert took the stage to perform without her wedding band days before the divorce news was announced.